Exciting Kerala Pilgrimage Tour
Duration:13 Nights/ 14 Days
Destinations:Chennai> Mahabalipuram > Kanchipuram > Pondicherry > Trichy>Madurai > Cochin
Day-01:Chennai – Mahabalipuram
On your arrival for Kerala Pilgrimage tour, you will be warmly welcomed at Chennai Airport/ Railway station. You will be drive to the temple town of Mahabalipuram, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. On arrival, check in to a hotel at Mahabalipuram. Take overnight stay in hotel at Mahabalipuram.
You are at Guruvayoor for one more days to devote for Kerala Pilgrimage tour. Take morning breakfast and enjoy entire day tour of Mahabalipuram. You will enjoy seeing the wonderful Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Varaha Mandapam (cave sanctuaries), and the Five Rathas (temples in the form of chariots) among other attractions of the town. Take overnight stay in hotel at Mahabalipuram.
Day 03:Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram
After the morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Kanchipuram for a full day excursion. This place is famous for its beautiful temples and their great Dravidian sculpture. You will see and explore the famous Ekambaranathar Temple, Vaikunta Perumal Temple and Kailasanathar Temple and other major religious tourist spot during your visit. Return back to Mahabalipuram in evening for your overnight stay at hotel in Mahabalipuram.
Day 04:Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Check out from hotel after morning breakfast. You will be drive to Pondicherry, where you will see the famous 9th century Gingee Fort (a fascinating Portuguese medieval colonial town in India). You can also visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram, if time allows. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Pondicherry.
Day 05 :Pondicherry - Chidambaram – Tanjore
On Fifth day of Kerala pilgrimage tour, you will drive to Tanjore to explore other fascinating temples of south India. You will visit the amazing temples at Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram (the historical cities of Tamil Nadu), during your travel drive. Check in at the hotel in Tanjore on your arrival. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Tanjore.
Day 06:Tanjore –Trichy
Take morning breakfast at hotel and then check out from hotel. You have time to visit Tanjore for a short while at morning hour where you will also see the famous Brihadeeswarar Temple- dedicated to the Lord Subramanya, known for its huge Shiva Lingam and a stone sculpture of the Nandi Bull. Later you will be drive to Trichy and on arrival at Trichy, check in to the hotel. Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Trichy. Now you have entered at one of the most important and famous temple town of south India. Enjoy evening time in leisure. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Trichy.
Day 07: Trichy
You are at Trichy for one more days to explore more religious places. Take morning breakfast at hotel and enjoy seeing to ancient temple towns of Cittinnavasal and Nartamalai, famous for their amazing cave temples with paintings dating back to the 6th century. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Trichy.
Day 08:Trichy – Madurai
On eights day of Kerala pilgrimage tour, you will be drive to Madurai, but initially your short while sightseeing will be at Karaikudi - the ancestral home of the Chettiyars, famous for its exceptionally beautiful and elegant houses and mansions. Visit the enchanting Chettinad Palace. Later, you will be drive to Madurai, the temple town of south India. Arrive at Madurai and check in to a hotel. Arrive at Madurai and check in to a hotel. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Madurai.
You are at Madurai for one more days to explore more religious places. Take morning breakfast and then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Madurai temples. You will see the other tourist attractions of Madurai including world-famous Meenakshi Temple. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Madurai.
Day 10:Madurai - Kanyakumari – Madurai (day tour)
After morning breakfast, drive to Kanyakumari and enjoy a full day excursion to Kanyakumari, the southern most point of India. Kanyakumari is renowned for its spectacular sunset and moonrise views, and the attractive temples and monuments. You will visit the famous Kumari Amman Temple, Vivekanada and Gandhi Memorial, Vivekanada Rock and the beautiful statue of Tiruvalluvar. You will enjoy seeing a breathtaking view of sunset over the Indian Ocean at Kanyakumari in evening. Return back to Madurai. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Madurai.
Day 11:Madurai – Kovalam
Take morning breakfast at hotel. You will be drive to Kovalam on eleventh day of pilgrimage tour of Kerala. You will visit the famous Padmanabhapuram Teak Palace, en- route. The fascinating Padmanabhapuram Palace represents a superb illustration of traditional Kerala architecture, and is the largest wooden palace in India. On arrival at Kovalam, check in to hotel / beach resort. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Kovalam.
You are at Kovalam for one more days to explore more tourist attraction places. After the morning breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Kovalam. Just relax, stroll, or laze on soft and cool Kovalam beaches or enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurvedic body massage (optional) at the resort. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Kovalam.
Day 13:Kovalam - Cochin (Kochi)
After the morning breakfast, you will be drive to Cochin. En route take pleasure in an exciting 3-hour backwater cruise by a motorboat. Check in to hotel on arrival. In the evening, attend an entertaining Kathakali dance performance at a theater. Overnight stay arrangement is made in hotel at Cochin.
You are at Cochin on last day of Kerala pilgrimage tour. Explore more tourist attraction places, during initial hours. You can also see places like Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets and Bolgatty Palace. Later our representative will transfer you to Cochin – airport/Railway station to board your return flight/train back to your own destination. Enjoy your return back journey with unforgettable memory of your spiritual Kerala pilgrimage tours.